How I Came to Believe in the Immaculate Conception

So I was an Anglican priest at the time, and while I was home in Greenville, South Carolina my younger brother Daryl, who had already become a Catholic, invited me around for dinner with his parish priest Fr Paul. Fr Paul is a pretty hefty Franciscan who likes to eat...

The Humility of Laughter

It seems so terribly grown up and religious to be serious. Does it ever occur to you how awfully serious we are all the time about everything? How boring is that? Children laugh. Adults, it seems, are forgetting how to. We are so serious and most of all we are serious...

Is the Eucharist a Magic Pill?

There is a silly notion that always crops up whenever a priest of bishop restricts communion from someone who has caused public scandal. Soft hearted and soft headed folks say, “Hang on! Don’t judge! Communion isn’t a reward for the righteous! It is medicine for...